Family restaurants in Niagara-on-the-Lake and Niagara Falls

The Niagara region is one of TO’s go-to getaways for the fam. We’ve got the goods on where to make your resos on-the-lake or in the city proper, whether your kids are toddlers looking for a little fun to go with their dinner, or grown-ups in hot pursuit of a glass of locally produced wine.

Queen's Landing Hotel

155 Byron, Niagara On The Lake, ON L0S 1J0

Just ‘cause your millennial offspring are in their twenties, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a little family fun, Niagara-on-the-lake style. Take a drive out to the historic Queen’s Landing and visit Tiara, the hotel’s restaurant and bar specializing in locally sourced Canadian fare and, of course, some stellar vino selections from the region. And trust us, in the way of interior, these guys don’t skimp on the class. Think stained glass, white tablecloths, and floor-to-ceiling windows looking out onto the beautiful grounds.

Jackson Triggs Estate Winery

2145 Niagara Stone Rd, Niagara on The Lake, ON L0S 1J0

If you’ve taken a tour of the modern-industrial meets Canadiana cabin that is Jackson Triggs Niagara, may we suggest sticking around for a nosh at the regionally inspired restaurant inside? This winery specializes in Chardonnays, Pinot Noirs and Rieslings, all of which pair well with hearty meat- and fish-based Canadian fare, accented by herbs and veggies grown on-site in the winery’s very own garden.

Antica Pizzeria

5785 Victoria Ave, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3L6

Victoria Avenue hosts one of the Falls’ most beloved pizzerias and Italian eateries that’s perfect for the grown-up fam and toddlers alike. The sprawling space hosts three dining areas and can comfortably host large parties. Choose from authentic pasta dishes like gnocchi della casa (homemade tomato sauce and mozzarella) and veal parmigiana accompanied by spaghetti, or pizzas that run the full gamut – from margherita to the spicy Siciliana (accompanied by anchovies, black olives, hot peppers and Sicilian sausage).

Two Sisters Vineyards

240 John E, Niagara On The Lake, ON L0S 1J0

Actual sisters Angela and Melissa are the brains behind this stately vineyard, and some of the most prominent champions of Niagara wines in the larger spirits market, to boot. Their Niagara vineyard is a must-visit, as much to sample the Cabernet Sauvignon and Rosé sparkling, as to learn the inspiring story of this family-run endeavour. As for dinner, Kitchen76 is an upscale, warm space accented by rustic architectural lighting and repurposed wine barrels. The menu boasts an Italian edge: imported delicacies like salumi, Manchego and prosciutto rounded out by fresh pastas, pizzas, and meat and fish dishes.

Taco N' Tequila

5355 Ferry St, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 1R8

Host your family Mexican night in Niagara and visit the home of – get ready for it – the 45 oz margarita. Yup, this casual Mexican eatery in Niagara Falls proper is an ideal spot to bring the crew. Kids eat for $6.99 (side and main included), with Taco N Tequila conveniently offering crowd-pleasing favourites like burgers, fries and chicken nuggets in the case of picky eaters. Adults can rather enjoy authentic tex-mex faves and in-house specialties like the enchiladas verdes.

The Keg Steakhouse & Bar

6700 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3W6

Interested in a view to the Falls accompanied by AAA Canadian beef? Located on the 9th floor of the famed Fallsview Hotel, you’ll see the old and young dining here, soaking in one of Niagara Falls’ culinary rites of passage. Enjoy all the likely steakhouse suspects as well as an impressive locally sourced and international wine list. The floor-to-ceiling window wall overlooking the falls is truly a sight to behold.

Niagara Falls Marriott Fallsview Hotel & Spa

6740 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3W6

Located on the mezzanine level of the Marriott Fallsview Hotel and Spa, the Terrapin Grille is an upscale seafood and steakhouse, perfect for a final night dinner on a family getaway. You’ll find updated classics like baked goat cheese, grapefruit and beet salad, Cajun dusted Ontario trout, and duck confit rigatoni, plus striploins, rib eyes, and filet mignon. Book early and nab yourself a table by the window-wall, which looks directly onto the falls. If you’re stopping in for dinner, look out for the evening light show, it’s a must-see.

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